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["Scenic Limited" on the Royal Gorge Route in Colorado]

Description: Photograph of Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad's "Scenic Limited" headed by engine No. 1508, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive with a consist of seven cars, traverses the Royal Gorge Route in Colorado around 1929. In the distant background is the Hanging Bridge in the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River.
Date: 1929~
Item Type: Photograph

["Sunset Limited"]

Description: Southern Pacific's "Sunset Limited", train No. 101, westbound, headed by Engine No. 2433, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of eight cars.
Date: 1926~
Item Type: Photograph

["Sunshine Special" near Forney, Texas]

Description: Texas and Pacific's " Sunshine Special" train No. 2, eastbound, headed by Engine No. 909, a 900 class Mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, rolls through Texas countryside near Forney on a summer day in 1929. The Texas and Pacific Railway had five locomotives of the 900 class which were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1928 and these went into service in 1929. They were Numbers 905, 906, 907, 908, and 909.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph

["Textile Special" brochure]

Description: Brochure of the "Textile Special" which ran only once. It traversed a distance of about 1965 miles through the Lone Star State. As a sequence of the publicity engendered as new era of industrial development dawned in Texas.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph

[Train pulling into Monterrey Station]

Description: Monterrey's Union station in the "Glory Days of Steam" January 1920. In this era, it was one of the finest railroad passenger depots in Mexico. This station had ten stub-end tracks. There were sixteen through passenger trains daily, inbound and outbound. In addition, there were trains originating at Monterrey, such as those to Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo, Realta, Saltillo and Tampico. The track in the foreground was a portion of Monterrey's electric street railway system. The paralleling track in the background was the main line of the National Railways of Mexico coming into Monterrey from Tampico.
Date: January 1920
Item Type: Photograph